Would you or your group like to be a mentor(s)?
Please contact the Mentor Office and/or complete the Mentor Application.
Do you want to partner with FUSD in providing mentoring?
Please see attached Mentor Handbook.
Darrin Person, Coordinator
1350 M Street
FUSD Mentor Office (Mission Statement)
To develop a culture of mentoring, in the Fresno Unified School District, that will increase the number of quality mentoring relationships for students to enable them to reach their full academic potential.
Program Goals (Students)
Improve School Attendance
Improve Academic Achievement
Improve Social Competence
Decrease problem/high risk behaviors
Steps to develop a culture of mentoring (recruitment strategies)
1. School Engagement
Increase schools’ awareness of the benefits of mentoring and the various mentoring resources available for students. Encourage staff (teachers, administrators, coaches, etc.) to participate in formal and informal mentoring relationships with students. Provide professional support and learning opportunities, based on best practices, to develop or expand mentoring programs at school sites.
2. District Staff Engagement/Collaboration
Increase staff’s awareness of the benefits of mentor relationships for students (mentees) and adults (mentors). Encourage district staff to participate in formal and informal mentoring relationships.
3. Community Engagement
Increase the community’s awareness of the benefits of mentor relationships for students (mentees) and adults (mentors) and of the need for more dedicated volunteers.
4. Creating New Partnerships and Expanding/Coordinating Existing Partnerships (Community, Civic, Business, and Faith-Based)
Create/develop partnerships with a diverse base of community agencies, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and businesses to increase mentor relationships in schools and address gaps in service(s). Increase capacity of existing mentor partnerships.
What mentor programs are available through FUSD Mentoring Office?
What are the benefits of mentoring?*
How can the Mentor Office help?